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Glenn T. Seaborg (1912-1999)
He extended the periodic table, sharing the 1951 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work on elements heavier that uranium, and he had a chemical element named after him. In addition to his pioneering research, Glenn T. Seaborg was keenly interested in science education and led efforts to communicate the meaning and excitement of scientific research to the public. He served as chairman of the board of Science Service, publisher of Science News, for nearly three decades. He died on Feb. 25 at the age of 86. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's informative Science Beat Web site documents Seaborg's life and contributions.
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